Once PirateBox is installed, you can do maintenance after logging in with your SSH client.
/etc/piratebox.common has the global config on top. It is not recommended to change it unless you know exactly about the consequences, but if you decide to change, for example, the IP address or the ESSID, be sure to activate it with the setup command as described below.
Central tool for managing PirateBox is the init script
/etc/init.d/piratebox. It support the following subcommands:
/etc/piratebox.common. It is only required during initial installation or after config changes.
If you decide to switch your USB drive for a new one, the procedure is rather simple:
/etc/init.d/piratebox stop /etc/init.d/piratebox update /etc/init.d/piratebox start